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The nickname "Window into the World" was given to Trieste thanks to its big port that connects Italy with the whole globe. La Vita Caffé operates from a strategic point near the port of Trieste, which is one of the biggest European sources of green coffee. This seaside town is indelibly marked by the tradition of the best Italian coffee roasters.
Trieste has become the centre for quality Italian espresso and the home of traditional roasting plants and prestigious coffee trading companies. Today, thousands of tonnes of goods come and go from the port, most of which are sacks of coffee from Asia, Africa and South America.

“Trieste, la finestra sul mondo“

"Amore al primo respiro"


La Vita Caffé´s vision is to provide customers with premium coffee that will give them an unforgettable experience. The company is constantly striving to innovate its products, adapt to modern trends and change customers’ expectations. We combine and apply rich biochemical knowledge of coffee, modern technology, and the skills for choosing and roasting with the passion of a family-run business. The complex means of achieving a simple idea - a perfect cup of coffee, la perfetta tazza di caffè.


The Italians did not invent coffee. But they created a culture from it that they stubbornly abide by. If you want to enjoy coffee the Italian way, you should stick to the following rules.

Il cappuccino si beve di mattina.

A cappuccino, or coffee with milk, is essentially drunk in the morning. If you order it after 11 o'clock or after a meal, you will immediately be labelled as a hayseed or a tourist. An important rule is that Italians do not drink coffee with food, with the exception being breakfast when they have coffee with brioche or cornetto.

Un bicchiere d'acqua!

When the Italians bring you coffee with a glass of water, it is because you should neutralize the taste in your mouth before enjoying your coffee. To them, drinking water after coffee means that you did not like it.

Double trouble.

Even though coffee is traditionally served in cups for one mouthful, try to avoid double coffee. Caffè doppio is not very Italian. The Italians drink a lot of coffee in small doses. A daily dose of three, four or five coffees is common. Having coffee after dinner is commonplace, so in the evening, they prefer Arabica, which contains less caffeine than the strong Robusta.

Non me lo faccia troppo bollente!

A warm cup with the right coffee temperature and water quality is to be expected. Water makes up 90 percent of this drink. Italian cafés and households make sure that water passes through filtration and softeners.

C'è servizio al tavolo?

Coffee at the table versus coffee at the bar. Al Banco, i.e. a quick coffee drink at the bar is very popular, because when the waiter brings you coffee to the table it loses its optimum temperature. Another reason why it is so popular is its low price; you would pay 20 – 50 % more for coffee at the table.